Stewards of the Land / Seran Las Duenas De La TierraDirected by Juan Manuel Pagan Teitelbaum
- Long-Form Documentary
- Puerto Rico
- 92 mins
Admission is available as a $16 single ticket or $25 VIP Premium Ticket, which includes premium status an hour before the show, access to our fully furnished lounge to network and relax before the show, complementary crafted beverages, appetizers, and photo opportunities in the lounge.
Directed by: Juan Manuel Pagan Teitelbaum
Produced by: Mariolga Reyes Cruz, Juan Manuel Pagan Teitelbaum
Juan Manuel Pagán Teitelbaum’s powerful directorial debut highlights the many difficulties facing an emerging generation of young farmers in Puerto Rico.
Stewards of the Land is a feature-length documentary about the lives of Stephanie, Ian and Alfredo, landless ecological farmers striving to produce healthy food for local consumption in Puerto Rico. In this economically depressed US-territory– highly dependent on food imports and a frequent target for hurricanes– producing food locally is urgent. The story begins when the protagonists arrive for the first time to the public lands they rent. The farms have been abandoned for decades and lack the most basic infrastructure to get started. The story follows the protagonists as they get the farms and their business running, before and after powerful hurricanes devastate the archipelago. The documentary shows the protagonists’ grit as they attempt to carve a living without land ownership or capital.